Readers Write: Trump’s distorted view of reality

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Readers Write: Trump’s distorted view of reality

These days it’s sometimes very hard to differentiate between fake news and real news when it comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth. For example, the following are some of the things that Trump said, beginning in July 2020 and going through July of 2021. It begins with the coronavirus, where back in July 2020, he said; “99 percent of COVID-19 cases are totally harmless.” Five months later, in December of 2020, he followed that up with; “The percentage of Americans with natural immunity from getting COVID-19 is a very powerful vaccine in itself.” Looking back, these statements seem quite outrageous.

In February 2021, he said that he “requested 10,000 National Guardsmen for his Jan. 6 rally, but Nancy Pelosi rejected it.” And in July 2021, he stated that “there were no guns whatsoever at the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.” He followed that statement up by suggesting that during the Jan. 6 riot, his supporters “were hugging and kissing police officers and posed zero threat” despite widespread violent injuries to law enforcement officers and five deaths.

Does all of the above sound like fake news or real news? What do you think?

What about the fact that the FBI recently released documents that implicate numerous Saudi government officials on the 9/11 attacks? Fifteen of the 19 al Qaeda terrorists who hijacked four planes on Sept. 11, 2001 were Saudi nationals. You might ask what was Trump’s relationship with the Saudis and what does 9/11 have to do with him?

Before 9/11, Trump’s 40 Wall Street building was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan. Only the World Trade Center was taller.. On Sept. 11, 2001, the future U.S. president called into the local TV station WWOR to talk about the day’s tragic events. Then oddly, he began to brag that one of his buildings was now the tallest in downtown Manhattan.

Factually, that wasn’t accurate. The building at 70 Pine Street is 25 feet taller than Trump’s 40 Wall Street, though Trump’s building has four more stories. Thus, it remained the second tallest building.

Did Trump have a relationship with the Saudi’s over the years? Trump has had ties to Saudi investors for over three decades. Back in 1991, when Trump at the time was nearing bankruptcy, a member of the Saudi royal family purchased his 282-foot yacht “Princess” for $20 million. The boat had been in the process of being repossessed. That same year, in June, the Saudi government also purchased the entire 45th floor of the Trump World Tower  for $4.5 million. In 1995, that same member of the Saudi royal family was part of a group that purchased Trump’s financially troubled Plaza Hotel for $325 million

During a 2015 campaign rally in Mobile, Ala., Trump bragged about his business dealings with the Saudis. “I get along great with all of them; they buy apartments from me,” Trump also has said; “They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much!”

Trump has also said that he has “no financial interests in Saudi Arabia,” but his businesses have accepted millions from the Saudi government,

Trump supporters should check out these real facts.

We all know that Trump will do almost anything to be No. 1. Just remember the truthful facts about Jan. 6. What conclusion can be reached regarding 9/11 and Trump? God forbid that it was all about money and ego.? Hopefully, the truth will come out.

Alvin Goldberg

Great Neck

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